In partnership with iSystain, Green Music Australia has launched midi - Music Industry Database of Impact - Australia’s first sector-wide technological platform designed to analyse and report on sustainability data for the Australian Music Industry.
midi will promote transparency, and enable the sector to gain knowledge of its historical and current environmental and social impact, understand key trends and challenges and identify improvement pathways. Green Music Australia’s aim in implementing this platform is to unite the industry around shared goals and help our sector set ambitious targets in line with global climate change commitments.
midi will have the ability to:
- Collate quantitative data for measuring environmental impact (e.g. electricity use, kWh and waste tonnage)
- Identify metrics (e.g. reduction in electricity use %) and apply calculations (e.g. from kWh to tonnes of carbon equivalent) to make the data useful for decision-making and / or compliance
- Establish baselines (e.g. metrics from a particular year) and set targets against which to demonstrate impact and value
- Visualise the data using dashboards and performance monitoring tools to identify trends (e.g., decreasing carbon emissions) or potential issues (e.g. sudden spike in landfill waste)